Did they do it on purpose? Or... did these people really look at what they were getting?
On a slight tangent... Apparently in recent history an incorrect assumption was made somewhere in my cerebral cortex... I assumed Windows was NOT "ad-ware". I thought this was commercial software that was to be free from advertisements. Oh, sure... This COULD be construed as simply being a somewhat irritating upgrade message. More that somewhat irritating at times perhaps.
And why would the tagline "More than 110 M people have already upgraded..." be a motivating factor for myself, a computing professional, to switch operating systems? I am a critical thinker (most of the time), and, as I get older, am gaining a slight disdain for rapid change. Not long ago Windows XP was phased out. Now... I am being brow-beaten to upgrade my Windows 7 machines to Windows 10?
Seriously, 110 million people... Let me see...
- According to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, about 1.1 billion people smoke cigarettes.
- According to the Huffington Post, 70% of all men in the US, and 30% of all Women watch pornography. That calculates to about 153 million people in the US.
- According to About.com, there have been 700 million iPhones sold throughout the world.
No... Number one, I am not going to take up smoking; Number two, porn is boring and I get more action that I can handle from my better half; and Number three, I like my Android phone.
And... No, I am not upgrading to Windows 10 until I absolutely MUST. Now... Buzz Off, Microsoft!
**Microsoft, Windows, iPhone (etc...) are all owned by their respective owners... I don't want them.